Festival of Thought South Africa | 2018

Festival of Thought will take place in South Africa for the first time 15-22 April 2018. With more than 100 events planned in partnership with the business and University communities of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Pretoria it looks set to be the biggest and most exciting Festival of Thought so far.

Full Schedules for each city available soon

Cape Town




Highlights of the week

Monday 16 April
19:00 – 20:30
Wits University Campus, Johannesburg

Cosmic Chemistry: do God and Science mix?

Professor John Lennox

If we are to believe many modern commentators, science has squeezed God into a corner, killed and then buried him with its all-embracing explanations. Atheism, we are told, is the only intellectually tenable position, and any attempt to reintroduce God is likely to impede the progress of science. In this stimulating and thought-provoking talk, John Lennox invites us to consider such claims very carefully. Is it really true, he asks, that everything in science points towards atheism? Could it be possible that theism sits more comfortably with science than atheism? Has science buried God or not?

Wednesday 18 April
18:00 – 21:00
Rosebank Union Campus, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196

Women’s Summit

Amy Orr-Ewing, Lusanda Mashua, Rachel Mutesi & Tanya Walker

Festival of Thought’s Women’s Summit is an opportunity to consider the biggest questions facing working women in South Africa today. What does success look like? What’s the purpose in my 9-5? Where can I find certainty in an uncertain world? Hosted by Brenda Scrooby (née Horne), a multiple award winning businesswoman, Festival of Thought’s Women’s Summit will offer much for both the heart and intellect as well as bring meaningful insights and perspectives from the Christian worldview.

Find out more and register your ticket for free here.

Friday 20 April
19:00 – 21:30
Hillsong Century City, Cape Town

Da Truth Live & Open Forum

Da Truth and Ravi Zacharias

One of the biggest names in Gospel Hip Hop today, Da Truth, and internationally acclaimed author and apologist Ravi Zacharias unite to bring you what promises to be an unforgettable evening in the heart of Cape Town. Ravi Zacharias will deliver the keynote talk, addressing some of the biggest questions we face in our work, lives and culture today and will hold an open question-and-answer session with the audience.